Tag: University of St. Thomas

Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

| December 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With the aim of defending the ill and elderly against what they see as misguided and harmful policy, 34 organizations, including Catholic ones, joined forces to create the Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare. The organizations partnering in the new coalition seek to further palliative care for the ill and elderly in addition to preventing physician-assisted suicide. Sixty-seven doctors have also joined the coalition. Palliative care seeks to comfort the whole person in a time of serious illness.

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Three Catholic high schools sweep first Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament

Three Catholic high schools sweep first Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Academy of Holy Angels, Cretin-Derham Hall and Holy Family each went 2-0 in the Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Nov. 25-26. An estimated 1,400 fans attended the tourney hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Office of Stewardship and Development. Twelve Catholic high school varsity teams and the schools’ junior varsity and/or ‘B’ squads participated in the hoops showcase.

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In election, UST junior stood up for values against tough odds

In election, UST junior stood up for values against tough odds

| Bridget Ryder | November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

He lost by a landslide, but Riley Horan wouldn’t change a thing about his campaign for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature. For Horan, engaging intensely and personally in politics was a way of standing up for the values his Catholic faith has given him, especially against staggering odds. Plus, at age 21, Horan still has a lot of time to make a comeback. With a win, he would have been the second youngest legislator in Minnesota’s history.

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Archdiocese-hosted tournament tips off high school girls hoops season

Archdiocese-hosted tournament tips off high school girls hoops season

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twelve Catholic high schools will play in the first-ever girls hoops tournament hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office of Development and Stewardship Nov. 25-26.

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UST institute calls for renewal of civil discourse

UST institute calls for renewal of civil discourse

| November 11, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Catholic Church cannot remain silent in the wake of negativity from the recent presidential campaigns, the University of St. Thomas’ Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship stated Nov. 10.

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Last Chance Mass drawing max capacity crowd

Last Chance Mass drawing max capacity crowd

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every Sunday night during the school year, St. John Vianney College Seminary gets packed to the gills.

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At UST, former Gov. Carlson talks coalition in government

At UST, former Gov. Carlson talks coalition in government

| October 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

One-time Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson emphasized the serious need for change in how the nation’s two political parties work together.

“I think our political system has become so fractured, and demonetization has become such a part of our world of politics,” Carlson said Oct. 7 to a large crowd of University of St. Thomas alumni gathered for the St. Paul school’s First Friday Speaker Series.

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Hahn, Richert emphasize importance of engaging in local politics

Hahn, Richert emphasize importance of engaging in local politics

| September 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Presidential election mania often overshadows the multitude of critical races other than the one for the White House.

“[It’s] through the local level, where we restore the foundation and begin to rebuild … the culture,” Scott Richert told the crowd gathered at the University of St. Thomas on Sept. 21.

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UST psychology professor helps others grow in virtue

UST psychology professor helps others grow in virtue

| September 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

More than 100 quotes typewritten on yellow sheets of paper are taped to the walls of John Buri’s cramped basement office at the University of St. Thomas.

They contain a wealth of information that has guided him over decades as a psychology professor at the St. Paul school. One of the quotes stands out. It is from the New Testament. It is the only one made into a plaque, done so as a gift from a group of longtime friends who know how ardently and passionately he works to encourage others in their spiritual lives.

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At 800 years old, Dominican order still making mark

At 800 years old, Dominican order still making mark

| Susan Klemond | June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year, Dominicans are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the founding of their tradition of preaching, prayer, study and community. The anniversary, celebrated from November 2015 through January 2017, commemorates the order’s establishment through two papal bulls.

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Economy of Communion conference considers role of faith in the marketplace

Economy of Communion conference considers role of faith in the marketplace

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

“EoC gives hope there’s another way of doing things,” said Nicola Sanna, CEO of RiskLens, the Washington-based cyber security risk company, speaking to conference attendees June 10. He said that with EoC, business is an instrument for making a difference in the world.

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